Public News Service
Colorado, United States
Other info service activities
Service with Minor Environmental Footprint
Called “the most widely used independent news service you’ve never heard of” (Alternet), Public News Service produces and distributes quality news to fill the gap created by the shuttering of local news operations. Currently, their independent network of 37 state-based news services reaches an average of 40-50 million people per week through about 8,000 media outlets across the country. By making multi-platform news available without restriction to all other media outlets and practicing “Deep Balance,” their content reaches significant audiences. While primarily member-supported, they have a native advertising company called SoundBite Service which is a revenue stream to support PNS news. Founders also launched nonprofit Media in the Public Interest to address emergent needs at the intersection of journalism, advocacy and civic engagement.
Overall B Impact Score
Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.
What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.
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